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Dating from June 1970, this baby Fiat proved hard to resist for the car's previous ownerWith the possibility of an extended return trip to the UK in mind, she commissioned its restoration in ItalyWhen finished, she drove her new 'baby' back and the trip was all she had hoped it would beLovely restoration in Mediterranean White with a red and white interior and a red sunroofGreat attention to detail. Tidy engine bay. Correct upholstery and switchgear. Bespoke luggage rackOstensibly, restoring a 500 should be easy but, to reach this standard, it's best done in Italy by a passionate craftsmanThe Fiat 500 was produced by Fiat S.p.A (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) between 1957 and 1975 and was designed by Dante Giacosa. Despite its diminutive size, the '500' proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe and captured the hearts and minds of the public until production ended in 1975. Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957 it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 3 metres long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is now considered to be one of the first 'city cars'.Offered here is a beautifully and authentically restored Fiat 500 with the standard evocative back story. If ever a car attracted the compulsive buyer these pretty little Italian icons do. Whilst holidaying in Italy the previous owner to our vendor noticed the car for sale and in good condition. The possibility of an extendedContinental road trip back to the UK began to intrigue her and in no time at all the decision was made to have it fully restored in Italy. Dreams do come true and after a few months the car was ready, she flew to Italy, collected her newly restored 'baby' and pottered back across Europe staying with friends along the way with the Fiat behaving perfectly all the way back.This left-hand drive 500is finished in Bianco with a red sunroof and the interior appears to be totally period accurate in red and white with an uncluttered dashboard withperiod instruments and switchgear. It's been fitted with a little luggage rack which looks absolutely perfect. The pictures were taken before the car was UK registered (now EKH 956K) but we understand it remains in the same lovely condition.

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